We Are Stardust, We Are Golden

Series of three stories celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.

Episodes

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20140417 (BBC7)

By Patrick Neate.

39-year-old Tommy, conceived at Woodstock, goes to visit his rebellious and still unconventional mother to tell her something important.

But how will she react?

Read by Mark Bazeley

By Patrick Neate. Tommy, a child of Woodstock, goes to visit his mother.

These three short stories were commissioned by Radio 4 to mark the 40th anniversary of the famous Woodstock Music Festival. With different themes reflecting that momentous time, We Are Stardust We Are Golden begins with Dreams of Milk and Honey by Patrick Neate.

The narrator, Tommy, is a child of Woodstock whose parents' relationship blossomed during the festival. On his way to visit his rather remarkable mother, still in some ways a child of the 60's, he has to break some news to her about his personal life and finds himself contemplating how she will take it. But it is not at all as he had imagined.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

By Patrick Neate. Tommy tells his rebellious and unconventional mother something important

AR02Arnold In A Purple Haze2009081220120812

By Nick Walker.

Still damaged by his Vietnam experiences, Arnold tries to arrange transport for a band due to perform at the festival.

But the sounds of the city and the noise of the helicopters begin to unbalance him and blur things in his mind.

Read by Conleth Hill

By Nick Walker. Still damaged by Vietnam, Arnold tries to arrange transport for a band.

These three short stories were commissioned by Radio 4 to mark the 40th anniversary of the famous Woodstock Music Festival. With different themes, which reflect that momentous time, We Are Stardust We Are Golden continues with Arnold in a Purple Haze by Nick Walker.

Still damaged by his Vietnam experiences, Arnold is trying to arrange transport for a band due to perform at the Woodstock Festival. But the sounds of the city and the noise of the helicopters begin to unbalance him and blur things in his mind.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

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By Laura Barton.

Lying in his hospital bed, a visit from his wife Sandy makes Mike think back to when they met, at Woodstock, all those years ago.

How can things have changed so much?

Read by Stuart Milligan

These three short stories were commissioned by Radio 4 to mark the 40th anniversary of the famous Woodstock Music Festival. With different themes reflecting that momentous time, We Are Stardust We Are Golden concludes with The Carpenter by Laura Barton.

The story is told from the point of view of Mike, whose marriage to the woman he met at the festival has not worked out as they had both planned and hoped for. The dramatic events of one afternoon have him wondering what really happened to the girl he met there and whether things could have been different.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

By Laura Barton. Lying in hospital, a visit from his wife makes Mike recall how they met.